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Prehistoric archaeology

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  • Catching Fireby Richard Wrangham

    Basic Books 2009; US$ 16.99

    A startling new theory that the invention of cooking led to the creation of the human species more...

  • Land-use and Prehistory in South-East Spainby A. Gilman; J. B. Thornes

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 115.00

    Based on a major research programme, and originally published in 1985, this book looked to provide an economic foundation for reinterpreting the Neolithic-Bronze Age sequence of South-east Spain in terms of emergent social complexity. The cultural evolution of the area had already been considered in terms of influence from the eastern Mediterranean... more...

  • Life and Death in the Bronze Ageby Cyril Fox

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 115.00

    This is a great work by one of the pioneers of modern archaeology. The period covered is from 1700 to 700 B.C. and is mainly concerned with the author?s field work in western Britain. It deals with burial ritual ? dances, processions, "houses of the dead", the objects deposited, the building of the barrow; and it shows by line drawings and photographs... more...

  • The Prehistoric Settlement of Britainby Richard Bradley

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 100.00

    This study, first published in 1978, explores the evidence for pre-Roman settlement in Britain. Four aspects of the prehistoric economy are described by the author ? colonisation and clearance; arable and pastoral farming; transhumance and nomadism; and hunting, gathering and fishing. These aspects have been brought together to formulate a structure... more...

  • Neolithic Britainby Rodney Castleden

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 150.00

    The climax of the Stone Age in Britain, the Neolithic period (4700-2000BC), was a period of startling achievement. The British Isles are rich in Neolithic sites, which give us evidence of a complex and surprisingly developed archaic society. The author surveys 1100 secular and ceremonial sites in Britain, selecting some for detailed explanation; from... more...

  • The Ancient Burial-mounds of Englandby L.V. Grinsell

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 130.00

    First published in 1936 and rewritten in 1953, this book embodies the results of the author?s extensive researches and fieldwork. Part one considers types of barrows and dating, their building and the cult of the dead from Palaeolithic to Saxon times. A chapter is dedicated to maps and another to fieldwork in particular, while the final bit of the... more...

  • Foraging and Farmingby David R. Harris; Gordon C. Hillman

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 190.00

    This book is one of a series of more than 20 volumes resulting from the World Archaeological Congress, September 1986, attempting to bring together not only archaeologists and anthropologists from many parts of the world, as well as academics from contingent disciplines, but also non-academics from a wide range of cultural backgrounds. This volume... more...

  • The Ferriby Boatsby Edward Wright

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 115.00

    In 1937 the author, then aged 19, found the remains of an ancient boat at Ferriby on the Humber shore. This book is his own account of his discoveries, excavations and research over 50 years since the first boat find. The importance of this and the subsequent finds was only fully recognised after World War II, when the new technique of carbon-14 dating... more...

  • The Bronze Age in Europeby J. M. Coles; A. F. Harding

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 190.00

    This book provides an account of the development of European culture and society during the Bronze Age, the time span between c. 2000 and 700 BC. It was a period of remarkable innovation, seen for instance in the development and growth of metallurgy as a major industry, the spread of trading contacts, the origins of urbanism and the beginnings of... more...